The first week, I applied lemon yellow, peach and blush pink layers (Prismacolors). This week, I began shading her face with sienna brown. This is referred to as "mottling" the face. The next layer of color will be pink. Then mineral orange, cherry black or black raspberry. I also added her 2nd eye. She's alive! (at least a little bit).
I wanted to apply what I'm learning to another drawing, so I found another picture in my picture file (torn from a magazine). Her skin is a lot lighter, so there aren't that many layers of color. I began with yellow and used peach and sienna. The shadowed area is olive green and indigo blue. I made the mistake of using black, but the color was "dead". (I should have known better.) My fax pas was easily corrected with a kneaded eraser.
It's still very textured, but when I finish applying all of the color there will be a final burnishing layer of what is now a mystery color.
Over the weekend, I watched the movie, "Coco before Chanel". It's a french, subtitled movie staring Audrey Tautou as Coco that I have on DVR. The cinematography is beautiful, and I was so inspired by some of the close ups of Audrey's face that I did some charcoal sketches with the help of the "pause" button.
I had applied a glaze of aquamarine blue to my next set of journal pages. (I always put left over paint in my journal pages. I really can't stand wasting paint!) I started sketching some of the stills with charcoal and added a wash of sienna brown when I finished sketching.
I really loved the way the right side of the page turned out. I added some white artist acrylic to cover some of the blue and added a phrase in French. Although I don't speak French, it seemed fitting for the page. Gotta love Google Translator!
I'm enjoying drawing again. It's been years since I've really drawn anything, and after looking at all of my wild, fauvism styled art, people seemed shocked that I even know how to draw. That makes me smile in amusement every time.
Whatever your endeavors, remember to explore different creative styles and mediums, and as always, "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"